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ICAPP is pleased to announce there are spaces available in their seminars for anyone wishing to undertake the exciting experience of Infant Observation.

In 2018 ICAPP is offering an Infant Observation seminar on Tuesday evenings in Annadale, Sydney or via Zoom.


Infant observation is an experience more than an intellectual exercise. It enables a capacity to observe and think about development of the personality from its very beginnings. As such it develops an appreciation of the infantile roots of later behaviour – in the child, adolescent and adult. It goes to the bedrock of development.

ICAPP has offered Infant Observation seminars since 2004 and from 1985 when it was the Sydney Observation Course. Many people who have engaged in this experience state it has fundamentally changed the way they look at things. Apart from mental health workers, teachers, priests, nuns, dancers and film-makers are some of the people who have undertaken our seminars. Anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of personality development will benefit from Infant Observation

ICAPP considers Infant Observation to be a crucial component in the training of a psychodynamic counsellor or psychotherapist. It helps to understand the importance of detailed, fine-grained observing. It gives the opportunity to slow things down. By not having an active role it creates space for the fullness of an experience. It trains the observer to be able to hold a large amount of verbal and non-verbal material in their mind. This in turn engenders a capacity to tolerate uncertainty and to be able to explore experiences in a non-linear way – a capacity that is becoming increasingly important in modern psychotherapeutic technique.

Seminars are of 90 miutes duration. Observations are for 60 minutes.

Seminars commence on February 27, 2018

Closing date for applications December 31, 2017

If you are interested to find out more please contact
Anton Aronstan 0451503853
Peter Blake 02 94195245

ANNE ALVAREZ Clinical Seminar

ICAPP is delighted to announce that it is offering a 15 week clinical seminar to be conducted by Dr. Anne Alvarez

Anne Alvarez is one of the most distinguished and world-renowned child and adolescent psychotherapist. She has lectured and taught in numerous countries throughout the world. She is recognised as an innovator of psychodynamic theory and technique.

Her publications of Live Company and The Thinking Heart are considered classics in child and adolescent psychotherapy. There is also an international publication, “Being Alive” in which international child and adolescent therapists discuss how her work has influenced their thinking and practice. She is widely published in many international journals.

This is a very rare opportunity to be exposed to one of the great modern thinkers of child and adolescent psychotherapy. The seminar will involve both clinical supervision of presentations as well as Anne discussing various concepts she has introduced into the literature.

As these seminars will be conducted via Zoom it is open to anyone across Australia or New Zealand. Applicants must have experience in child and adolescent psychotherapy. There will be a limited number in the seminar so a prompt application is recommended.

The seminar will commence on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

6.40 pm to 7.55 pm

$100 per seminar

If you are interested to find out more please contact
Anton Aronstan 0451 503 853
Peter Blake 02 9419 5245

Facilitated by Jutta Lennard & Sharon Murphy

Tuesday evenings
7.15 to 8.30pm
Starting October 10 to November 28

Calliope Child and Family Clinic,7 Johnston Street Annandale

Cost $480

Jutta Lennard on 9904 4330
Sharon Murphy on 0425 244 492
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ICAPP is pleased to announce an 8-week module on:

The Centrality of Play in Assessment and Therapeutic Work with Children
Facilitated by Anton Aronstan

Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm to 8.45pm, starting on May 9th
The module will run for 8 weeks
Anton Aronstan’s consulting rooms at 6/442 New South Head Road, Double Bay
$60 per seminar = $480

Enquiries and booking: Anton Aronstan on 0451503853 or email:

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A clinical presentation of art therapy with an Aboriginal preschool child
with Judy King & Celia Conolly

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
7pm – 9pm
Fuller Hall, Crows Nest Community Centre,
2 Ernest Place Crows Nest
Cost: $35

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ICAPP is delighted to announce a clinical morning with Jeanne Magagna, an internationally recognised child and adolescent psychotherapist.

Making Sense of Children’s Communications through Playing, Dreaming and Drawing

with Jeanne Magagna,
Marc Chaussivert
& Peter Blake

Saturday March 4th, 2017
9am to 1 pm
Crows Nest Community Centre, Johnson Hall
2 Earnest Place, Crows Nest 2065
Cost: $100 (Students $60)

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ICAPP is holding an orientation evening for those who have made an application to enrol in the 2017
Certificate Course or in any of the individual seminars.
The evening will also cater for those who are interested in applying.

Monday 28th November 2016 at 7.30pm – Calliope Child and Family Clinic, 7 Johnston St., Annandale

For further information and specific queries about the 2017 program, please contact either
Jutta Lennard 02 9904 4330 or Elizabeth Chaikin 02 9420 8989